Territorial Dispute

Bold and brazen, that's what he is. He's also trespassing.

Yes, this is my yard, but this is NOT my cat. My cat is strictly indoors because I don't believe in letting domestic cats roam unsupervised - they are simply too efficient at killing wildlife. We have a lot of ground nesters like ovenbirds around here. Cats are pure hell on ground nesters. They are also hard on lizards, snakes, rabbits, rodents...the list goes on. I don't think cats are evil, mind you, they are just excellent hunters and they do what comes naturally.

This male cat showed up a couple of months ago. I've found his tracks on the back porch, I've smelled his...well, you know. He is a clever cat and has proved impossible to catch thus far -- but I'll keep trying.


Floridacracker said...

I knew you'd be a sensible, responsible cat owner.
Good luck with trapping that rascal.
not evil...efficient
not evil...efficient
not evil...efficient

...I'm trying.

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

While hunting he hums...

"They're gonna put me in the movies
They're gonna make a big stare outta me
...and all I gotta do is
act naturally."

[didn't know kitties liked Buck Owens did you?]

Pushesrb said...

Haha, I love the laughs I get simply from reading the comments. :)

Hey, in that picture he kind of looks like he's plotting. Maybe...just maybe...

...he's a part of the evil cow conspiracy. He does have the black and white pattern right.


swamp4me said...

Keep it up, FC. You're gettin' there: not evil...

Mr. B, do you think they all gather together and watch old Hee Haw reruns?

Pushersrb, you may be right...that kitty does look suspiciously like one of those evil cows. Probably an advance spy from the mother ship ;)

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

If they do, I bet they have a lot in common with the "gloom, dispair, agony on me" bit.

Mark Paris said...

We have three strays around our house. They and our one cat have significantly reduced the lizard population. I see them perched on the deck railing next to our hummingbird feeder. Watching.

Jenn said...


My current nemesis is a teenaged Coon. Grrr.